Painting of Porches and Entry Door Trim Completed

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - Work on the house proper is officially completed as of today. We also got our Final Occupancy Permit and our $14,250 dollar deposit back from the village last week. Today the outside painting of garage casement trim, entry door trim, and porches was finished.

We have contracted to have a backyard decorative aluminum (bronze) fence installed in May. We've submitted a landscape design for a quote from Lupe's Landscaping and hope to complete that work by beginning of June.

I bought Sherwin William's cedar clear stain for the upper porch floor-boards and selected water-based Arctic White Acrylic Latex for the porches, garage trim, and front entry door (exterior). The inside foyer door-unit (with integral side lights, transom, and steel door with single hung window) was finished in satin Impervo white to match our inside trim. We contracted with a two-man painting team to do the work by the hour (14 hours total). It looks great!

I created a scale drawing of our yard / building landscape areas and then penciled in the plantings, mulch areas, river-rock areas, and large rocks and boulders that will be positioned in our lawn. We also plan to turn over the remaining 50 x 50 portion of our backyard and level it a bit then sod it to match the existing sodded portion.

We chose Jerith decorative aluminum fencing because it imitates classic wrought-iron fencing and is not supposed to require any maintenance (no rust, no repainting). We contracted with a local operation, The All American Fence Company to do the install.

Here are some photos I took today right after the porch and door painting was completed.

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